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Zaandam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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22 Night South America & Antarctica Holiday (Santiago To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: December 17, 2018

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2518

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was truly a pleasure and unforgettable cruise! We hated to leave and would love/hope to do the Antarctic experience again. Only thing I do not recommend purchasing is the internet because it is expensive but substandard, literally gave me a headache due to very slow speed...not worth your time. I should've listened to previous reviews but was hoping it was different this time. We still absolutely loved and enjoyed our cruise and highly recommend it!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed ping pong, pool, hot tubs, fitness center... cruise was very scenic so didn't need a lot of on board activities.


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

Child was under 3 yrs old and did noy yet meet criteria to join HAL club

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Awesome customer service/staff and crew

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable, larger than our previous cruise ship staterooms, very happy with the size of bathroom, stewards kept it clean and well maintained

Ship tip

No more self laundry facilities

Ports of call

San Antonio, Chile

1 out of 5

Puerto Montt, Chile

1 out of 5

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

1 out of 5

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Did not visit port

Weather/too windy

Antarctic Experience

2 out of 5
We want/hope to do this again.

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Easy and right on time.
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